Go fly a kite

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Looking for a carefree activity or a pastime reminiscent of childhood or something physical to get the younger folks moving and laughing? Consider flying a kite. Kite flying is believed to be more than 2000 years old and cultures around the globe (China, India, Japan) have early ties to kites. Throughout the years, kites have […]

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It’s Time for a Little Night (and Day) Music

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Spring and summer are synonymous with the start of the outdoor music season, and DeKalb County offers a multitude of opportunities to relax outside in a lawn chair or on the grass while listening to melodious tunes. Many of the outdoor music events in Decatur, Dunwoody and nearby Atlanta are free, which makes these escapes […]

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Summer is right around the corner: Plan now so children aren’t bored

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School won’t be out for summer for another month and a half, but that’s no excuse for not coming up with a master plan for keeping the kids engaged, entertained and, possibly, exhausted this summer. Day camps are one favorite outlet, and there are a number of other venues offering programs designed especially for youngsters. […]

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Preservation of maritime history, traditions and treasures is big in Delaware

The Lightship Overfalls once served as a floating beacon to help ships navigate at night.

Delaware folks seem to have a special passion for the preservation and celebration of maritime history, traditions and treasures. Along Delaware’s southern coast one can have a close encounter with the one-of-a-kind remains of a 1798 British shipwreck, explore a lightship and lighthouses, take a leisurely ferry ride from one state to another and indulge […]

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Getting fit focus of local Biggest Loser contest

David Nash, far left, puts his clients through a rigorous boot camp workout. Some of his boot camp participants have signed up for the Decatur Biggest Loser Fitness and Weight Loss Challenge. Photo by Gale Horton Gay

Kelli Meier just wants to lose a few stubborn pounds. Mike Iconis is aiming to drop nearly 30 so he can be around for his two young daughters and wife. Anthony Stover has a vision of being in the Air Force or Navy reserves but first he must get fit. This is why Meier, Iconis […]

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St. Augustine is one tasty town

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St. Augustine, Fla., has a strong and well-deserved reputation for its history. Everywhere there are references to historical figures such as Pedro Menendez de Aviles, who founded the city in 1565, and Henry Flagler, who transformed the area from an alligator-infested swamp into a playground for the rich during the late 1800s. Today the beaches, […]

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Not too old to learn something new

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  To be honest, I really have no business getting on a snowboard. After all, I’m way closer to 60 than I am to 50 and my once-flexible joints are far stiffer than they once were. Still, a visit to Bear Creek Resort and Conference Center in Macungie, Pa., gave me the opportunity to take […]

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Inauguration is a national celebration

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The national tradition of swearing in the newly elected president of the United States has Washington, D.C., all abuzz. Security experts, transportation officials, party planners, out-of-towners and local residents are figuring out the best way to deal with the impending traffic, crowds, revelry and confusion that comes at inauguration time. Presidential inauguration festivities play out […]

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